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Thunderbird rejects my password


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#1 jsaklas

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

Thunderbird rejects my password to my email and gives me this error message:  "Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server incoming.yahoo.verizon.net responded: (#AUTH012) Incorrect username or password"

 

However, the password is good because I can log on and access my email on the Verizon Yahoo web page.



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 02:07 PM

Here are some more data.   When I first open Thunderbird, I am not asked to supply my password, rather, I immediately get the error message I quoted in my first post.   Even stranger, I can still send emails.  Even though I never enter a password, and I can not receive emails, I still can send email from Thunderbird perfectly successfully.



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 10:47 PM

Problem solved.  Indeed, although I do not physically type in a user name when Thunderbird loads up, Thunderbird, of course, sends the user name to verizon yahoo with the password.  I went into my account settings and added the @verizon.net to my user name and voila!  all is well again.

 

For many years the user name did not include the @verizon.net.  What amazes me is that Verizon Yahoo did not notify it millions? of users to make this simple change (then again, knowing Verizon - I should not be amazed).






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